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I have been in construction my whole life. I helped other people work on their homes and did alot of the trim moldings and cabinets as a younger man. I picked up the bug for sawdust in 1982 and bought my first machine: A small Sears table saw. I gathered drills, routers, and jigsaws and now I have better machines and want to upgrade in the near future.

I spent the first few childhood school years in Rhode Island and the surrounding New England area. I knew that I liked the houses and furnishings, but when I started going to Williamsburg in my early twenties I was hooked. I picked up a book back then "Make a Windsor Chair with Mike Dunbar" and off I went. I have been getting chair tools every since. I did take a class with a Master Chairmaker in the central PA area and have built a C-Arm Windsor. I now have several books on Windsors and plan to take advantage of them. I have known for a long time that chair building is what I want to do in the latter part of my life and build highboys, beds, and furniture like that of the 18th century. If there is money in it then fine and if not then that is ok. I do not have all the answers but I have plenty of questions.

-- Humble Wood Servant

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Max

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#1 posted 01-23-2009 06:40 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Todd Thomas

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#2 posted 01-23-2009 01:53 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 02:20 PM

Hello Pete,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-23-2009 02:21 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 01-23-2009 02:46 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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trifern

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#6 posted 01-23-2009 03:14 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Karson

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#7 posted 01-23-2009 05:50 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 01-23-2009 05:50 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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HallTree

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#9 posted 01-23-2009 09:08 PM

Welcome Pete. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Bigdogs117

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#10 posted 01-24-2009 02:33 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 01-24-2009 10:08 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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motthunter

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#12 posted 01-25-2009 05:45 PM

welcome… have fun here.. and if you are not careful, you might learn a thing or two. I do every day I log in.

-- making sawdust....

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pete57

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#13 posted 01-27-2009 01:49 AM

Thanks for all the welcomes I receieved. Any chairbuilders out there?

-- Humble Wood Servant

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 02-01-2009 07:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Bureaucrat

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#15 posted 01-17-2010 02:08 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary

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